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THE MALDIVES: PART II


If you’ve always dreamed of a private island experience with a 360-degree view of the ocean, surrounded by nothing but endless blue waters, spectacular ocean life, and 5- star service, then the Maldives is the destination for you. We can’t quite think of a more prime place for relaxation and restoration than a secluded beach in the middle of paradise. Prepare to enjoy spa services as the smell of saltwater drifts through the breeze, up-close encounters with exotic marine life, and romantic candlelit dinners while you bury your toes in the sand!


One&Only Reethi Rah

Reethi Rah is a place where joy comes alive – an exquisite Maldivian haven that celebrates life to create magically unscripted stories for the world’s most discerning guests. Spacious villas with ocean views and private verandas are placed along the shore. Restaurants consist of Reethi Restaurant, for international dishes; Tapasake, for Japanese cuisine; Botanica, for the natural fare; Rabarbaro, for Italian fare; and Fanditha, for Middle Eastern dishes. The spa’s tailored treatments take place in a private pavilion. Enjoy water sports, tennis, football, an art studio, snorkeling, pools, a KidsOnly Club, and teen activities.


WIT Tip: The Tree House is an incredible private location to enjoy romantic evenings and intimate celebrations, offering one of the most spectacular settings to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.


Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Tucked away from the teeming resorts of the dense northern atolls, Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa provides a pure barefoot-luxury experience in the deepest and most conserved atoll in the Maldives. From one of just 50 villas, each with a private deck and direct access to the sea, you can immerse yourself by snorkeling the house reef, going dolphin watching, getting certified at the PADI Dive Centre, and exploring the best dive sites in the atoll; practice yoga at sunrise or learn local recipes in a hands-on cooking class. Dining choices include The Island Grill and The Dining Room, or opt for intimate dinners at The Drift or The Bar.


WIT Tip: For a true Maldivian experience, go fishing at sunset in a traditional dhoni (boat). Upon your return, the kitchen staff will prepare your catch.


Six Senses Laamu

For those who prefer to hoard their slice of heaven, Six Senses Laamu provides the ideal luxurious escape. The only luxury resort in Maldives’ southern Laamu Atoll, this eco-friendly hideaway is a surfer’s haven, with Yin Yang – the archipelago’s most famous wave break – located just offshore. Gentler water play can be found along the pristine reef, home to dolphins and exotic marine life. The 97 rustically stylish villas, scattered about the beach and over the lagoon, feature upper decks to fully appreciate the panorama. Cocoon yourself in a treatment nest at the holistic Six Senses Spa.


WIT Tip: Sample the many amazing choices of healthy food, not to mention the fabulous yoga classes.


Velaa Private Island

Velaa Private Island is so fantastical, snow falls here. At least it does in Maldives’ only snow room, just one of the ultimate indulgences of this ultra-luxe resort. Privileged guests can relax in luxury at My Blend by Clarins Spa, hone their short game at the Velaa Golf Academy by Ryder Cup captain José María Olazábal, or explore the undersea world with a Seabob or a James Bond-style semi-submarine. Polite luxury is the motto here, where all 47 private villas – 18 suspended over water – feature private pools and butler service.


WIT Tip: The My Blend by Clarins Spa – built over the water – also offers a cloud-shaped treatment pod that rocks you into the utmost blissful relaxation.


JOALI Maldives

JOALI resides on the picture-perfect Muravandhoo island in the Raa Atoll located in the northern Maldives. One of the largest and deepest atolls in the world, it is home to a myriad of sea life. Guests can expect brilliant blue waters and pristine white-sand beaches fringed by gently swaying coconut palms. Designed as a luxurious art immersive island retreat, JOALI Maldives focuses on sustainable glamour. A destination brimming with experiential pieces; simply follow an art map around the resort for an immersive and interactive tour.


WIT Tip: Tailor-made treatments for the ultimate spa experience, leaving you feeling refreshed, revitalized and beautiful. JOALI spa by ESPA's unique signature treatments will completely restore your body's vitality and vibrancy, unlocking your inner joy.


Pack your favorite bathing suits and get ready to disconnect from the noise of daily life as you spend your days barefoot in the sand while the island sun kisses your skin. The Maldives is sure to refill your cup as you reconnect with nature, as well as yourself.

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